KUALA LUMPUR: After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Day parade is back at Dataran Merdeka.
Thousands of Malaysians have been making their way to Dataran Merdeka here to witness the National Day 2022 celebrations.
LRT stations are full to the brim with Malaysians travelling by public transport to Dataran Merdeka, where the grandstands have been full since 6.45am.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah arrived at around 7:45am.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his wife Datin Seri Muhaini Zainal Abidin also arrived at around the same time.
The Jalur Gemilang is expected to be raised at 8.10am followed by the "Malaysian Family Strong Together" theme song and the declaration of the Rukun Negara followed by Various exciting activities.
This National Day 2022 is themed "Malaysian Family Strong Together" and it is being celebrated this Wednesday (Aug 31) from 7am at Dataran Merdeka, where 50,000 visitors are expected to be present.